GTAC resources of the month – March

Each month we will be featuring a number of GTAC VCE Biology resources that are freely available for teachers and students. These resources are great to use as learning and/or revision tasks.

VCE Biology Unit 1

Transformation of energy in cells

This teaching resources consists of a suite of activities in which students construct models of photosynthesis and respiration, then plan and conduct investigations to interrogate their models. Click here to view these activities in the Teaching Resources section of the website.

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From gum to bum - a journey through the human digestive tract

A series of activities where students research the sections of the human digestive system, act out the function of each section and investigate common malfunctions. Click here to view these activities.

 

Homeostasis in the blood

A collection of activities in which students explore the insulin-mediated regulation of blood-glucose, classify components of the system within the stimulus-response model and diagnose a malfunction of this pathway for a diabetic patient. Click here to view these activities.

 

VCE Biology Unit 3

The many colours of photosynthesis

An online course in which students identify and manipulate the key inputs and outputs of photosynthesis. Students can access this resource by clicking Students > Online courses on the GTAC homepage. Click here to view this resource.

 

Chemical signalling: Insulin and Antidiuretic hormone

Resources that explore the role of Insulin and Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and how they interact with their receptors, triggering a range of molecular interactions inside cells. Click here to view these resources.

 

Cellular signalling in a macrophage

An online course in which students are introduced to the components of the stimulus-response model and how molecules involved in cellular signalling fit within the model. Students can access this resource by clicking Students > Online courses on the GTAC homepage. Click here to view this resource.

 

Modelling respiration pathways

An online course in which students explore the process of respiration as animated molecules take them on a journey into the cell. Students can access this resource by clicking Students > Online courses on the GTAC homepage. Click here to view this resource.

 

Discovering how apoptosis works

An online course in which students explore experiments and use models to learn about the process of apoptosis. Click here for more information on this resource.